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Bulletin, Record, Progressivel Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 15B Who's at fault? For more information on safe driving practices, visit ninghtm. Q: Recently I took my be- hind-the-wheel driving test and failed. I immediately un- ASK GEORGE derstood my error and asked GEORGE VALVERDE ifI could take the test again Director, CA Dept of Motor Vehicles the same day. The examiner said that I couldn't and that I Do you have questions would need to schedule anoth- about general driving related er appointment. I am over 18, requirements like registra- so why couldn't I take another tion and insurance? Are you driving test on the same day? unclear about laws and re- A: Driving tests are sched- strictions related to driving? uled by appointment only so The California Department of offices can effectively manage Motor Vehicles has answers, their workload and resources. Save time by going online at Additionally, this gives you more time to practice until Q: If you rear-end someone, your next appointment. Good does the law always consider luck on your next test! the collision to be your fault? Q: Although the registra- A: Though it is often the tion fees are current, I am not case, there is no law that de- operating my vehicle and I termines which driver will be have canceled my insurance. at fault in all cases. Still, it is Now I am getting notices of very important that you "intent to suspend." What know how to be a good defen- should do? sire driver. To avoid a rear A: When your registration end collision, remember to: fees are current and you are --Plan ahead. Look down not operating your vehicle, the road 10 to 15 seconds you must submit an "Affi- ahead of your vehicle so you davit of Non-Use," REG. 5090 can see hazards early, form. This notification will --Scan. Look beyond the stop the insurance suspen- car ahead of you. Look at the sion action. movement of cars around If your vehicle is still not be- you. Don't develop a "fixed ing operated when you receive stare." a billing notice for your next --Don't tailgate. Many dri- renewal period, be sure to file vers don't see as far ahead as a "Planned Non-Operational" they should because they fol- status on the vehicle and pay low too closely and as a re- the appropriate fee. For more sult, the vehicle immediately information about vehicle reg- ahead blocks their view. Taft- istratidn insurance require- gating also gives you insuffi- ments, please visit DMV. cient time to brake quickly, --Adjust your speed. Slow down in poor weather. Rain The DMV is a department under and snow can cause vehicles the Business, Transportation and to slip on the roadway. It also Housing Agency, which is under impairs your vision, affecting the direction of Acting Undersecre- your ability to drive safely, tary Traci Stevens. nn Caltrans recently an- delivers real-time data so nounced it has launched Cal- travelers can adjust their trans QuickMap, an online routes to get where they're service that provides Califor- going as quickly as possible." nia motorists with real-time Visitors tothe online inter- traffic and travel information active travel map can access that will allow them to make nearly 1,000 freeway cameras better decisions about how to and more than 700 electronic reach their destfnation more message signs on highways rapidly, statewide. They can also man- To access Caltrans itor traffic congestion, Califor- QuickMap, visit the Caltrans nia Highway Patrol incidents, site at, travel time information, lane "A wide range of useful in- closures due to-highway road formation is now easily acces- work and Amber Alerts. Oth- sible to help motorists avoid er helpful features of the ser- congestion and reduce their vice include chain control in- travel times," said Caltrans formation and color-coded Director Malcolm Dougherty. traffic speed displays for free- "This exciting innovation waysstatewide. Maximum strength analgesic cremefor temporary relief from: Back pain Muscle pain Arthritis pain Joint pain The Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau will host the 27th Street Rod Extravaganza at Chester Park Sept. 7 - 8. Participants will be burning rubber as they drive the 35-mile stretch around Lake Almanor. Photo submitted Annual street rod event planned for Sept. 7-8 Samantha P. Hawthorne Staff Writer The 27th Street Rod Extrav- aganza isonly a month away. Sept. 7 - 8 will be jam-packed with events for both street rod participants and guests. J.R. Thompson, committee chairman, says the goal this year is "to get the community more involved." He is excited to be adding two new events at next month's weekend bash. A lively concert and a swingin' hula-hoop contest will be opened to the public. The festivities will begin in Chester Park with participant registration Friday night at 5 p.m. Starting at 6 p.m the McBride Brothers will be en- tertaining the masses with a free rock and roll concert. The tribute band will be play- ing hits from the '60s by The Rolling Stones, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Beetles and more. Guests will enjoy food, beer and wine while rocking out to their favorite oldies. They will also have a first-chance viewing of the street rods reg- istered in Saturday's event. The race is on! Last-minute entries will be able to register starting at a child's vo,ce. A child's life:" Help an abused or neglected child @ Plulnas CASA, (530)283-2227 6 a.m. Saturday morning. Poker Walk. The walk vill card, donated by Lessen Gift The Show and Shine car take them along Main Street Company. show will commence at 9 a.m. in historic Chester Old Town. Starting at noon, guests can "The Show and shine is a Similar to the Poker Run, con- purchaselunch in the park and great way to see the cars. I testants will collect cards at will have another opportunity think it is definitely the high- various checkpoints and cam- to rock with McBride Brothers. light of the entire event," pare them to see who has the The rock group will be playing Thompson said. best poker hand. between 1 and 4 p.m. in the The premier Northern Cal- The awards ceremony will park, with a finalperformance ifornia Poker Run will fol- take place between 3 and 5 later in the evening at Plumes low. Participants will cruise p.m. Pines Resort. 35 miles around Lake A1- Street Rod Extravaganza manor, stopping at each of Fun for the entire familydetails and registration infor- the five checkpoints around The hula-hoop contest will marion can be found online at the lake to collect a card. The be a chance for morn and dad driver with the best poker to act like kids again. The The deadline for online regis- hand will be named this contest willbegin at 10:30a.m. tration is Aug. 15. Registra- year's winner, and will be organized into two tion includes a custom de- Street rod drivers will then age groups: kids and teen- signed T-shirt, and entry to have the opportunity to adult. The winner in each age the Poker Run and Poker stretch their legs during the group will receive a $50 gift Walk. ] ar Grill ine inners 5-course gourmet dinners with special wine pairings. QuP VINEYARDS QUPE Rhone-style wines from California's Central Coast vineyards .; in Santa Maria, Edna Valley (]armed biodynamically) and ? Los Olivos (farmed organically). Friday, August 10, 7:30 p.m. Tres abores Winec l Organically-certified wines from vineyards on the western Rutherford Benchland in Nape Valley & Sonoma Mountain. Friday, August 31, 7:30 p.m. Limited eatin. Reservations Required 8 5 6- ! ! 11 Complimentar9 s~uttle service ~ome upon request. +oz Foplar Valle9 ]Kcl Ora sl Visit: For special events. Norbert and Christina Schneider Would like to HEARTILY THANK all who participated in our first-ever "Just Take It" Benefit Event at Schneider's Oldqime Merchants Through your generosity, we were able to donate over $400 to the Plumes Crisis Intervention & Resource Center. What was intended as a garage sale became a ~ much richer experience i~~:;~ ~ .L :.~: ~ ~: ~;~~ ~:~:;; : for all involved when it ;--: transforrfled into a "Just ~!ii~i. :~~=~ Take It" and donate if ~~~--~,];~ :~ I i=~i you like event. " We wanted to help the community by giving things away and those receiving wanted to say thank you so a donation jar was the answer. Be inspired. Be creative. Make the shift pass it on! * DOG BOARDING FACILITY * State-of-the-art facility for your pet, offering climate controlled indoor runs with a year-round fenced outdoor exercise yard. Open from 10 am to 4 pm, Mon. thru Sat. (530) 832-4727 Proceeds from the boarding.fiwility benefit the High Sierra Rescue operation. Hi! My name is Branigan and I am a.male three year old Pit Bull mix. I HI! My name is Cooper and I was returned to High Sierra Animal Rescue am red and white in color and I came from Lassen County. I am because my owner could no longer take care of me. I am a 10 year old friendly, but a little shy and I warm up quickly to people. I love to play Chow/Lab mix and red/golden in color. I am a very friendly, easy going, calm, with toys but will gladly give them up if asked. If you are interested in obedient and sweet dog. I ' am just a people me, please contact High Sierra Animal pleaser. I would really like to find my forever home. If ll~ Rescue and ask about me, Branigan. you are interested in me, please contact High Sierra Animal Rescue ASAP and ask about me, Cooper Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Breed:' Chow Chow - Labrador Retriever Age: 3 years Gender: Male Age: 10 years Gender: Male Color: Red & White Altered: Yes Color: Red/Golden Altered: Yes Weight: 53 lbs Ref. #2292 Weight: 755 lbs. Ref. #1927 Current on shots Current on shots "- -- 11 E N ~ R (" Y 3 ISUPER ST;O'P /1~ 2.1Main St Quincy 349E. Sierra St Portola II ~11 283-5619 832 5208 Sod, Fountain and Gift Shop o - o ~ ~t and 3rd & Ash, Westwood j~~ 1%----- 11 M arlo ] lee, D ] I High Sierra is looking for FOSTER HOMES FOR SPECIAL " " " I P~,~IA ~. II 145 Pine St Portolall FOSTER HOMES FOR SPECIAL II --Ge-ne-r-al--i)entistllr I I I J.VJ( UUCJl II 530832-4425 /I NEEDS DOGS AND DOG wALKERS I I I " . 181 Gulling, Portola I CA LIC#405176 I I l I who need some extra special l I 181 ullil J I 283-1605 care, call Dan at 832-4727 2- t